Half the homes on Cape Cod are second homes. Of those, I estimate about 20 percent are offered as vacation rentals.
There aren't many hotels on Cape Cod which is a blessing and a curse. If you want to stay the night or a week or longer, renting someone's home is the way you'll probably go.
You'll feel you're in a "home away from home". If you're like me and so many others, you'll begin to wonder if it's best to turn the tables one day, to own your own place and to rent it out to vacationing families to help you pay for it.
Until then, you'll try your hardest to select the best place for your vacation from online photos and descriptions.
As the 2016 summer season comes to a close, and thoughts of 2017 are up next, the New York Times wrote a terrific guide to selecting a rental home for your vacation. Check it out here. And if you would like some recommendations on good rental sites on Cape Cod, give me a call. I was there once too, and I'm happy to help you out.